Juxtaposition is the new normal for weddings, we think, and we really wouldn’t want it any other way. Take today’s feature, for example: a beautiful peek into Clayton Austin’s latest workshop, held at El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas. The setting was filled with the most beautiful colors, tones, textures + props and the theme felt very black tie, with a bohemian twist. Organic elements, stunning tableware, a gilded cake and perfect attire. Those formal, yet stylish, details worked like a dream in the middle of a stunningly barren desert field.
For his workshop, Clayton not only designed the perfect environment for attendees to capture, but he also dreamt up + created that ahm-aze black wedding dress. He says, Personally I feel that black is truly the only timeless color that will never go out of style. It’s classic all year around! We couldn’t agree more! Read on for more from Clayton…
Pigment & Parchment created a totally killer invite suit for the workshop. So beautiful, right?!
The theme for the workshop began with the stunning Africa Citrus Ghost Moth I came across late one evening. This delicate butterfly was the jumping off point for the entire project drawing inspiration from the warm colors with subtle hints of black and burnt orange.
Clayton created the bouquet with an emphasis on dried and preserved foliage and flowers. We love it so much and it would be perfect for brides who want to DIY their flowers a few days or weeks prior to the wedding day!
Clayton tells us, When planning projects, whether personal or for my workshops, the one thought that is always on the forefront of my mind is ‘Am I presenting something new that is both beautiful and creative?’ With an idea or passion project , I like to take my time letting ideas come to fruition on their own time. I’m in no hurry! Unlike most photographers who are typically invited to document someone else’s vision I take a certain amount of pride in designing, styling, creating, and seeing my vision come to life with a very hands-on approach collecting every little detail personally.
Another fun juxtaposition? Wearing a hat with your wedding dress!
Thank you so much to Clayton and his team below for sharing this beautifully designed editorial with us! We’re sure it will inspire so many lovely ideas for couples tying the knot later this year!
event design: Clayton Austin // florals: Clayton Austin // wedding dress: Clayton Austin // paper goods: Pigment & Parchment // cake: Clayton Austin // models: Brandon and Jess Scott
I like the cake and grooms look. I also love the stationary!
Amazing. I’m always delighted by alternate color wedding dresses. This is awesome.
I loved wearing black for my wedding attire! If only you could have designed/crafted my wedding! Unbelievable creativity and eye, Clayton! A true gift to your craft!
Your right that dress is absolutely amazing! Love the color scheme, and I love how they added dried flowers into centerpiece & bouquet.
Please tell me who I can send my measurements to for that gown. It’s a must have!
Hi! This is such a beautiful shoot and for sure wonderful Inspiration! I was wonder what the dried burnt orange flowers are? They are so beautiful and I have never seen anything like them! I look forward to hearing!